André Villas-Boas: ‘I Don’t Lose Sleep Over Break-Up With José Mourinho’: Nightly Soccer Report

In the lead up to Saturday’s grudge match between Tottenham and Chelsea, Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas says he doesn’t lose sleep over his break-up with Blues manager Jose Mourinho.

Villas-Boas revealed:

“Our break-up point was because I was full of ambition to give him something extra [at Inter] and I wanted further involvement for the job I was doing at the time, which was scouting and match preparation. I felt I could give him much more so my initial idea was to keep working with him. But he didn’t feel the need for somebody near to him or in another position as an assistant and, because of that, it was decided it was time to continue our careers [apart].”

While the two men, who worked together at Porto, Chelsea and Inter, no longer talk to each other as friends, the focus is on Saturday in what should be a very close encounter between two of the best teams in the Premier League based on current form.

I’m predicting this one will be a very tense affair between two teams that will cancel each other out. Despite how entertaining this game could be, I’m predicting a dour nil-nil result. What’s your feeling about this one? Post your prediction in the comments section below.

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8 thoughts on “André Villas-Boas: ‘I Don’t Lose Sleep Over Break-Up With José Mourinho’: Nightly Soccer Report”

  1. Both managers like to keep things tight when playing the top teams. So I agree this one is destined for a 0-0 or 1-1 draw. Maybe the Spurs players could break with their manager’s thinking and attack Chelsea. That would be great. Don’t expect Chelsea’s players to break with their manager’s tactics. Would love to see an open entertaining game but doubt it will happen. Neither manager would want to lose.

  2. First the snippet from the book that says Jose cried when he found out Moyes got the MUFC gig instead of him. (Guardian)

    Then another guardian story piecing together the various quotes and background that shows Jose gets upset with Andre for publicly putting Pep ahead of him in who he admires and credits his management style to… Jose going through all kinds of ego damage!

    Saturday will be a interesting, my head says CFC park the bus and try to nick a goal or two on the counter attack but t no avail and we run out 2-1 winners

    My heart says we win 4-0 and it’s. It close, it’s gets so bad Jose storms off not shaking hands and denies Spurs were the better team.

    So…it’s a toss up really as to what will actually happen……it’s not…

    Spurs win.

      1. Oh Dust, I see you’re trying to convince yourself with a little positive out loud thinking. I do think you’re right in that Chelsea will play more defensively than in years past and so goals will be at a premium.

  3. As usual Chelski will park the bus with 10 people behind the ball who rarely cross the half way line. I’d rather see a scoreless draw or Spurs to absolutely thrash them 5-0.

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